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Sherman Board Approves New Business Development District

The Sherman Village Board has unanimously okayed the city's proposal to create a special business development district that will have an additional sales tax attached to it.

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More Money Proposed for U of I Building Renovation

University of Illinois officials want to add $3 million more to the Natural History Building's renovation budget because of problems found during interior demolition.

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Another Move to Save State Museum

The latest volley to try to save the Illinois State Museum from closure came from a third-grader from Pekin.

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Former U of I Student Files Lawsuit

A former University of Illinois graduate student is suing the school's board of trustees and others.

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Drew Peterson Back in Court

A southern Illinois judge closed the start of a pretrial hearing for convicted murder Drew Peterson.

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August Cool and Dry: Climatologist

The state climatologist says most of August was relatively cool and dry across Illinois.

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Two Dead from West Nile in Illinios

Illinois Department of Public Health officials have confirmed two deaths from West Nile virus this year.

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Lawmakers Want to Reverse Child Care Assistance Program Changes

Lawmakers are proposing a change to the qualifications for state child care assistance, while at the same time eliminating cuts to that program.

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Borrowers, Do Your Homework

Survey of ag lenders unveiled at Farm Progress Show

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Economic Development Commission Backs Parking Garage Repairs

A project that's been delayed for years may end up going forward, thanks in part to the city's new Economic Development Commission.

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SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

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Farmers Need to be Promoters, Too

Survey released at Decatur's Farm Progress Show.

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Seven Now Dead in Legionnaires Outbreak

Seven people have died from Legionnaires' disease at a veterans' home in Quincy.

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Police Hunt for 3 Suspects After Lake County Sheriffs Deputy Killed

Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.

NOT IN CONTEMPT

Judge: Illinois Not in Contempt

A federal judge has cited Illinois' efforts in recent days to make court-ordered payments to social-service providers in deciding not to hold the state in contempt.

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St. Clair Co. May Sue to Get State Money

St. Clair County may sue the state of Illinois to try to get millions in state funding that's not being distributed because of the budget impasse.

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Illinois Crops Could Use Some Help

Mother Nature has the last word, says the USDA's crop statistician in Illinois.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner, Unions Reach Labor Deals

The Rauner administration says it has reached tentative or final agreements on new labor contracts with several Teamsters Union units

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Durbin: Override Heroin Veto

Calls Rauner's veto "thoughtless"

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More Voters Than Citizens

Illinois #3 in nation; Sangamon County is one of the offenders

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